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As I hope most subscribers fully comprehend, I am on a never-ending mission to improve FantasyGuru.com as a service. There is no end to this pursuit; it’s a constantly evolving endeavor that for me will only conclude when I’m no longer with the site, which, thanks in large part to the surprise arrival of twins in 2006 for my wife and me, won’t be happening any time soon.

We’re going to put Greg Cosell’s elite knowledge of matchups to more use than ever in 2014.

As we enter our 20th season of publishing, I’m proud of the fact that our subscription price has not gone up in 19 years – and the fact that the service and all it entails is light years away from where it was in the 90s, when my analysis at times was limited to statements like “He’ll be okay.” I happened to notice that line of riveting analysis in a hard-copy newsletter I produced in 1996, and it prompted me to literally LOL.

Full disclosure: I went back and looked at the boxscore from that week and he actually was more than “okay,” rushing for 101/1 and adding 3/71 in the passing game.

The point is that we’ve […]

2014 Projections are up, and a refresher

If you have not noticed already, we uploaded our initial batch of 2014 projections, so feel free to check them out at your leisure. In 2013, due to popular demand, we switched our default scoring system to PPR, but you can create a custom non-PPR scoring system in about 5 seconds here and simply toggle to your Non-PPR projections whenever you’d like to see non-PPR projections.

Our projections are so much more than the actual yardage/TD numbers for all the skill players, so if you’re a new subscriber or need a refresher, here’s an overview of everything you can get out of viewing our projections.

Custom Cheat Sheet – Whenever we update our projections, it also updates our custom cheat sheet tool, so you can right now print out a 1-page cheat sheet customized to your scoring system (assuming you set one up in MyGuru). There are a ton of options, but keep in mind we also produce in the preseason generic cheat sheets for both positional rankings and top-200 overall for both PPR and Non-PPR. The custom cheat sheet does generate a top-200 for your scoring system, but it goes 100% by projected points, making it QB-heavy at the top. That’s […]

Another note if you’re drafting today

As I mentioned here last weekend in my last post, it is a major endeavor to update all of our tools, so we have to limit those main updates to 2X per week. The next one will be Monday afternoon with no MNF game this week.

However, as I did last week, I’ve put through some updates to the projections for those drafting today or before we put through our major update. I’m also going to send this update to be uploaded to Draft Guru and Draft Analyzer, so the only updates not in place today will be the PDFs and the Excel files.

The good news is there wasn’t really a lot of movement. I’m still watching the games, but it was a fairly quiet week. We are waiting for some injury updates on players like Rashard Mendenhall, though. So I expect I’ll be tweaking these projections all day.

I’ll also be posting today an updated look at Good Vibes/Bad Vibes, and the Stock Watch. But again, I’m still watching the games as of Sunday morning.

If you’re looking for something like a 1-page/printable cheat sheet to bring to your draft today, our custom cheat sheet is rock solid. It does take up […]

New subscriber homepage is up!

Things have been a little slow-going in terms of our development, since we are, as usual, trying to do a little too much at once and all hell breaks loose quickly this time of the year.

At some point, I’ll learn to get all this stuff out of the way before August 1st, but I definitely work best under pressure, so call it a mental condition. I planned on having all our major upgrades done about 2 weeks ago, but as anyone in the tech field (or any field) knows, developmental things tend to get delayed. If you’re looking for updates on anything else, always check our Site Help page, which is where I’m posting updates.

The bottom line this year is there is no doubt in my mind that our customers are going to be blown away by all the changes we’re making.

The new FantasyGuru.com Subscriber Homepage is a lot cleaner, features less scrolling down the page, and has our various types of content organized better than ever.

I’ll get into them as they’re rolled out, and I’ll post updates here to the blog. First up, is our new Subscriber Homepage. I’ve been trying for a long, long time to come […]

Attention auction enthusiasts

I am fired up today because we just reached an agreement with a company to produce for us an excel-based Auction Draft tool that I think will be totally bad ass. We will have more details to come, and this will take probably 2-3 weeks to complete, but here’s the basics of this new tool that will, of course, be free for subscribers.

Before your draft, you will enter all the basic info for your league (scoring system, number of players in your league, number of players at each position, etc.).
At the start of the draft, the tool will have an estimated “highest bid” for each player. In addition to using our projections as the baseline for dollar values, we’ll actually be incorporating Mike Horn’s 2013 Price Tiers for the various positions into this tool, so it will have 2013-specific auction intelligience built into the tool.
As people get drafted, you enter the bid amount and the team they went to.
The tool would then do real-time update values for players (based on our projections), adjusting for factors like: owners over or under-bidding for players (adjusts value of other guys left), whether people have filled their slots for starters and likely reserves, and […]

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